How did I miss these? Stop reading now and watch these, in order.
Highly recommend listening to That Mitchell and Webb Sound episodes if you can find them, particularly the earlier ones as a lot of the later sketches were incorporated into the That Mitchell and Webb Look TV show. This is one of my favourites, it’s just so simple and so silly.
Inspector Sands is a code phrase used by public transport authorities in the United Kingdom, including Network Rail and London Underground, to alert staff to a fire alarm without needing to evacuate the station. The exact wording depends on the station and the nature of the incident. For example: “Would Inspector Sands, please report to the operations room immediately.” or “Would Inspector Sands, please report to Platform 2.”
Make you shiver, wouldn’t it? The chaos!
That’s the Lee running under Pana, or a tributary of it at least. I knew it was there but had no idea how close to the surface it is!
Grand Parade #Cork 2005 with the medieval river channel exposed during the main drainage works #LoveCork #PureCork #CorkLike #FlashbackFriday ?Originally posted by Kevin Murphy pic.twitter.com/Hg2ZNrSIV2
— IrishFamilyDetective ???? (@Fiona_Forde_Irl) April 21, 2023
They could carry enough coal for long journeys, but not enough water, so some lad invented a system to collect it from troughs next to the rails.
Shit, am I a train nerd now? It started out with just loving the Tube, but I started watching Jago Hazzard videos and I think I might be a train nerd now.
The old Parnell Bridge and Parnell Place, formerly known as Annesley Bridge and Warren Place respectively. 1880s. @oldphotosofcork posts a lot of photos of Cork, obviously, but you don’t get many of big streets with absolutely no cars. It’s oddly calming.
— Old Photos of Cork (@oldphotosofcork) April 9, 2023